BC structural engineering leader join forces with integrated design firm
VANCOUVER, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - National design leader DIALOG advances
its strategic offering in Western Canada with the integration of Jones
Kwong Kishi Engineering (JKK) into its Vancouver studio. Building upon
DIALOG's multi-disciplinary approach to design the addition of JKK
offers yet another dimension to the firm's integrated practice.
"DIALOG and JKK share a long history of collaboration. We are thrilled
at the opportunity to have one of Vancouver's most accomplished
structural design firms join our organization," says DIALOG Vancouver's
Studio Managing Principal Alan Boniface. "Our common commitment to a
great work environment was a critical factor in our decision to merge.
Our ongoing recognition as one of Canada's top employers is a testament
to the importance of culture at DIALOG."
A leader among structural design consultants in British Columbia, JKK's
portfolio includes some of Vancouver's most prominent residential,
mixed-use and hotel towers including the Shaw Tower and the Fairmont
Pacific Rim, as well as both the Vancouver and Toronto Shangri La.
"JKK brings with them extensive high-rise structural design experience,
a key addition to DIALOG's existing engineering services moving
forward," comments DIALOG's Managing Principal Tom Sutherland. "The
addition of our new partners allows us to provide in-house structural
expertise in our Vancouver studio, while reinforcing our national
commitment to integrated design."
JKK's portfolio of award-winning structural solutions and their focus on
sustainability and collaborative innovation aligns perfectly with
DIALOG's mission and direction. The majority of JKK's experienced
technical staff has worked together for over twenty years, creating a
proficient team with the knowledge and experience to meet any project
"One of our first projects with DIALOG was the Lonsdale Quay Market
design back in the 1980s and we've always worked well together. The
decision to merge is largely based on the confidence in our fit with
DIALOG's culture," adds JKK's Principal Fadi Ghorayeb. "The merger
gives us a great opportunity to offer our high-rise structural
expertise to clients across the country and we are looking forward to
the challenges ahead."
About DIALOG: The firm is a fully integrated and multidisciplinary team of architects,
engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers
and planners. Our portfolio of work and influence spans across Canada
and around the world. Working from four studios in Calgary, Edmonton,
Toronto and Vancouver, our approach is one of open, innovative, intense
collaboration with our clients and each other in order to deliver
outstanding solutions that make a lasting and positive contribution to
our clients, their communities, and the environment. For more
information please visit www.dialogdesign.ca.
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